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When Are Films Political: The Return of Navajo Boy

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • March 27, 2014 11:30 AM
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Recently.Democracy Now's Amy Goodman published this story about the controversy over re-opening uranium mines on Navajo lands. The Return of Navajo Boy film has been credited with bringing the issue of uranium contamination from post WWII mining into the public eye. Read Goodman's piece HERE.

AMFM Fest Wraps in Cathedral City, CA

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • July 4, 2013 3:30 PM
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AMFM Fest ran June 13 -16, 2013 at the UltraStar Mary Pickford Theater, the Cathedral City Town Square and other select desert venues. Film 4 Change’s mission is to bring communities together through the power of story and the art of laughter while showcasing the best emerging talent and thought leaders in art, music, film, photography and comedy.

We're Lucky We Live in America

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • June 28, 2013 1:30 PM
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Outfest Doc Plays DC Capitol - Born This Way

Iran Update

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • October 17, 2011 11:21 AM
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Mohammad Rasoulof Supporting Green OppositionThe verdict on Jafar Panahi and Mahammad Rasoulof was confirmed this Saturday by the Appeal Court of Iran : 6 years of jail and 20 years ban on any possibilities of filmmaking, writing, etc. and a 1 year jail term for Rasoulof. Iranian media report that the two filmmakers, Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof, have been convicted of "activity against national security and propaganda activities against the regime". Panahi has also been banned from filmmaking, scriptwriting and media activities for 20 years. Panahi is only allowed to travel abroad for Haj [pilgrimage] purposes or emergency medical reasons, and only after posting bail.

Women to Watch: Nancy Gerstman U.S. Distributor

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • October 7, 2011 5:30 AM
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by Guest Blogger Peter Belsito

When Are Films Political? Hell and Back Again

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • October 6, 2011 2:00 AM
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Hell and Back Again, the feature documentary by Danfung Dennis that won the World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Award and the World Cinema Cinematography Award at the Sundance Film Festival 2011 opens on October 5th at Film Forum in NYC and on October 14th at Laemmle Monica in Santa Monica. New Video is the U.S. distributor and this is one of four films inaugurating its new theatrical distribution initiative. Dogwoof is the international sales agent.

IFP Announces Titles for Project Forum - The Centerpiece of Independent Film Week

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • September 18, 2011 6:30 AM
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150 New Films in Development from Emerging & Established Filmmakers

When Are Films Political? When They're Iranian (Again)!!

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • September 8, 2011 4:19 AM
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You are surely aware of the situation that is affecting Jafar Panahi, and that didn’t allow him to come in Cannes this year to present the movie This is Not a Film (Ceci n'est pas un film) (ISA: Wide Management). At that time, he was out of prison and awaiting his hearing, but banned from filmmaking and from traveling. The latest event does not augur well : His co-director on the film, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, had his passport confiscated at the airport on his way to France to support the French release of the picture, and he was supposed to go to Toronto after.

Seattle Film Festival Opens Theater

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 9, 2011 3:00 AM
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SIFF to reopen Uptown as art-house theater

Croatia Supports International and Domestic Film Production

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 7, 2011 3:00 AM
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Croatian Parliament approves a Bill introducing tax incentives for foreign and domestic film production!

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